Adaferin 0.1% Gel is a medication used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It prevents the formation of small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the skin. It reduces excessive oil production of the skin and reduces inflammation or cleans the blocked pores.
Adaferin 0.1% Gel is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.
Common side effects include itching, skin redness, dry skin, skin burn, and skin peeling at the site of application. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time.
Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. It is advised not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to birth defects.
Uses of Adaferin 0.1% Gel
Adaferin 0.1% Gel used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop.
Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read and follow all directions on the product package before using this medication. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, use it as directed.
Use this medication as directed by your doctor or the product package, usually once daily at bedtime. Before using, gently clean the affected skin with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry.
Benefits of Adaferin 0.1% Gel
Adaferin 0.1% Gel helps treat acne (commonly called pimples) by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin that causes acne. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working.
Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne free.
How Adaferin 0.1% Gel work
Adaferin 0.1% Gel is a form of vitamin A which treats acne (pimples). It works by preventing accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil) which unblocks the pores and allows natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. This medication may be harmful if swallowed.
Side effects Adaferin 0.1% Gel
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Adaferin 0.1% Gel
- Erythema (skin redness)
- Dry skin
- Skin peeling
- Skin burn
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions.
Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.
Avoid using other skin products that are harsh, irritating, or drying on the treated area. These products include hair perming solutions, alcohol/lime/menthol-containing products (such as astringents, toners, shaving lotion).
medicated or abrasive soaps or cleansers, soaps and cosmetics with a strong drying effect (such as alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid), and products containing sulfur, resorcinol, salicylic acid.
1.Is Adaferin 0.1% Gel safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Adaferin 0.1% Gel should not be used during pregnancy. However, if during the treatment you became pregnant, discontinue the medicine immediately and consult your doctor. Do not plan a pregnancy while using Adaferin Gel.
2.Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedures while using Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedures while using Adaferin 0.1% Gel. As cosmetic products with an abrasive, drying, or peeling action may cause an increased irritant effect. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
3.Is it normal to have a burning sensation after applying Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
Yes, it is common to experience burning sensation with the use of Adaferin 0.1% Gel . You may also experience redness, drying, and scaling during the first 4 weeks of treatment which usually lessen with continued use of Adaferin Gel. Inform your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not improve.
4.How long does it take to see results from Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
You may start noticing an improvement after two weeks of therapy, but a minimum of eight weeks are required to notice consistent beneficial effects.
5.How does Adaferin 0.1% Gel help acne?
Adaferin 0.1% Gel has anti-inflammatory action which reduces soreness and irritation. It is used for the treatment of acne of the face, chest, or back and may also help in reducing blackheads, and whiteheads. It helps in the treatment of abnormal skin processes associated with acne.
6.Can I use moisturiser after Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
Moisturizers may be used, if necessary; however, products containing alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids should be avoided.
7.How should Adaferin 0.1% Gel be applied?
Adaferin 0.1% Gel should be applied at night before going to bed or should be used as directed by your doctor. Clean the affected area with water and make sure it is dry before applying Adaferin Gel. Take a small amount onto your fingertips and spread a thin layer over the entire face and any other affected areas. It is important to clean your hands after applying Adaferin Gel.
8.What precautions do I need to follow while usingAdaferin 0.1% Gel ?
You need to be cautious while applying Adaferin Gel. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, angles of the nose, and inside of the mouth.
This medication should not be applied to cuts, abrasions, inflamed or reddened skin, and sunburned skin. Wax epilation should not be performed on treated skin, as it may cause skin erosions.
9.What should I avoid while using Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
Adaferin 0.1% Gel makes skin sensitive, so you should avoid spending time in sunlight. If you have to be in sunlight, you should wear sunscreen and wear a hat and clothes that cover the areas treated with Adaferin Gel. You should avoid weather extremes such as wind and cold, as this may cause irritation to your skin.
Some skin products, such as harsh soaps, astringents, cosmetics that have strong skin drying effects, should be avoided. In addition, products containing high levels of alcohol should be avoided, as they may further dry or irritate your skin.
10.Can I use other acne products with Adaferin 0.1% Gel ?
Yes, you may use Adaferin 0.1% Gel with other acne products such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and clindamycin when these products are applied in the morning. Adaferin Gel should be applied at night when it is being used with other acne treatment products.